The Packers and Ravens both have glaring needs on the offensive side of the ball. Both teams expect to compete for a top playoff seed and a deep playoff run. Consequently, This Packers trade would fill a gap for both teams without leaving a hole at a different position. Going into the 2022 season the Green Bay Packers seem to be without a true number one tight end to complement receivers Allen Lazard, Christian Watson, Randall Cobb and Amari Rodgers.
They are hoping that Robert Tonyan returns to his 2020 record breaking self. However there are no guarantees coming off that torn ACL. Meanwhile, with the Ravens trading Marquise Brown (Hollywood Brown) to the Cardinals, their top two receiving options outside of tight end Mark Andrews are Rashod Bateman and Devin Duvernay. Together, those two wide receivers accounted for just over 700 yards and 3 touchdowns in 2021.
Proposed Packers Trade for Mark Andrews:
- TE Mark Andrews
- 2023 fifth round pick
- TE Robert Tonyan
- WR Amari Rodgers
- 2023 third round pick
This type of trade would be colossal in the NFL. Green Bay would acquire an all-pro tight end, something they haven’t had in quite some time. Aaron Rodgers has shown what he can do with a competent tight end over the years. Meanwhile the Ravens would get a more than serviceable tight end in return with Robert Tonyan, but they also get a Marquise Brown replacement. While Amari Rodgers didn’t have a successful rookie season, his ceiling remains sky high in this league. Therefore, If the Ravens utilized him like they did Brown, he could flourish.
Mark Andrews tied for the third-most receptions for a tight end in a season in 2021. He also had the third-most receiving yards. He’s just the seventh tight end to finish a season with 100 receptions and 1,000 receiving yards. Andrews is just 26 years old and his prime years could still be ahead of him.